Pharmaceutical science combines a broad range of scientific subjects that are important for the discovery, development and manufacture of drugs and therapies.
This is a three year degree aimed at producing graduates in pharmaceutical science.
Students will cover areas of chemical, biological and analytical sciences of particular relevance to the pharmaceutical industry.
Quality management is also covered which is very important for this area.
A project will be completed in year 3 where the student works independently in a particular research area.
The course allows you to obtain a worthwhile qualification after three years of study.
It allows a more flexible progression to further qualifications such as transfer to the fourth year of a related honours degree at WIT or elsewhere.
Students are exposed to a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment at WIT and learn from researchers actively involved in cutting edge areas such as separation science, pharmaceutical drug delivery, biotechnology and environmental science.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Introductory Biology||Cell Biology & Biochemistry|
|Introductory Chemistry||Physical & Organic Chemistry|
|Introductory Physics||Physics for Scientists|
|Introductory Mathematics||Mathematics for Scientists|
|Introduction to ICT for Scientists||Introduction to Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science|
|Good Laboratory Practice & Core Skills||Choose one of the following electives:|
|*Science & Society|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules||Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry|
|Spectroscopic Techniques||Chromatographic and Electrophoretic Techniques|
|Physical Chemistry||Inorganic Chemistry|
|Statistics for Scientists||Environmental Monitoring|
|Pharmaceutical Science||Biopharmaceutical Science|
|Laboratory Data Analysis and Presentation||Applied Mathematics for Scientists|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Total Quality Management||Advanced Spectroscopic Analysis|
|Chromatographic Method Development and Validation||Sensors and Electroanalysis|
|Pharmaceutical Biotechnology||Research Project|
|Pharmaceutical and Natural Products||Laboratory Data Modelling|
|Industrial Processing and Operations||Inorganic and Structural Chemistry|
|Introduction to Research Methods||Physical Chemistry of Materials|
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Applicants should note that a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry or Agricultural Science) of Leaving Certificate is recommended for this programme.
The main career opportunities are in the pharmaceutical and related industries in areas such as:
Research and development of pharmaceutical products
Graduates have found widespread employment in the large number of pharmaceutical industries in the southeast and beyond.
Subsequent transfer to postgraduate courses at masters and PhD level.